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Dr. Frances Greer

Dr. Frances GreerInducted into the Hall of Fame Jan 6, 1995
For Service to the Organization post 1950

Frances' total commitment to the Cocker Spaniel serves as an inspiration to fanciers of the present and of the future. She was born in 1918 and left us too soon in 1993. As the editor of the ASC Centennial Books, which won a Dog Writer’s Award, she left ASC a great legacy. Her scientific background coupled with tremendous enthusiasm for dogs and their history served to light the catacombs of cocker history. Her study on Ch. Obo II and his many breedings contributed to the understanding of how the first major cocker stud dog disseminated his type and color background to the breed.

In collaboration with Norman Austin, Frances was a diehard in promoting tri-color and brown Cocker Spaniels. Her Ch. Baliwick Brass Lights was the first specialty winning tri-color who made the fancy very aware of this coloring. Ch. Moderna's Brown Derby blazed a trail for brown cockers and brought them much recognition as having potential for real breed type.

Frances additionally wrote a number of invaluable books on cocker history and for a time with Norman published a cocker magazine, Cocker Spaniel International, that today is a true collectible.

Her extraordinary scholarship and ability to convey it to others earned Dr. Frances Greer her place in the ASC Hall of Fame.

Lloyd Alton and Bill Gorodner, ASC Archival Workgroup

For nominating your bitches use the following checklist.
  Futurity Checklist As the breeder, are your dues paid so you remain a member in good standing?
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Are sire and dam over 2 years old?
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Do both sire and dam have OFA/PennHips/other countries certification numbers?
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Have both sire and dam had their eyes examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist after age 2 and within the 12 months before the breeding? Don’t miss out because you have old eye exams and don’t get new ones done until after the breeding.
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Send in the paperwork to nominate the bitch before the litter is whelped.
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Then remember to enroll your puppies by the deadlines.

Debbie Knight
January Futurity Chair
P.O. Box 431
Marlborough, NH 03455
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